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Chapter 12 (10th Edition)
Asking the Right Questions
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Most information you encounter is designed
to affect your thinking in some way
Your task is to decide whether you want to be
an instrument of that purpose
If you are missing information, you could make
bad choices
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Limits of time and space
Limited attention span
Knowledge of author/presenter is incomplete
Deception
Values and beliefs of others are different
from yours
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Which segments of society do not benefit
from a proposed action? Who loses?
How does the proposed action affect the
distribution of power?
What are the action’s effects on our health?
How does the action influence our
relationships with one another? With the
natural environment?
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